• Jan 25, 2009
In this latest round of spy shots, eagle-eyed snappers have captured a few new images of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, which we've seen a few times before. In contrast to earlier images, though, it now appears as if MB is set to eschew the current trend towards retractable hard tops in favor of a more traditional ragtop. That's just fine as far as we're concerned, since the folding mechanisms almost always add an alarming amount of weight and complexity over their slightly less trendy and much less costly soft tops.

Moving past the obvious, we can also see an interesting set of creases running along the flanks of the new two-door E-Class, including a line over the rear wheels that accentuates the wide rear quarter panels. It should be noted that the rear decklid is now lacking the spoiler extension from earlier spy shots. All in all, the E-Class Cabriolet is looking very close being production ready, and we expect MB to show the final version within the next few months. Thanks for the tip, Andrus!

[Source: Global Motors]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      1-No retractable hardtop option?
      2-Is it built off the C class and just called the E?
      • 5 Years Ago
      first they make it ugly, then a soft top for the gomer in all of us.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's not a Solara, it's a Chrysler Sebring Convertible! Someone had recycled the Chrysler design from the Daimler archives to save money!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The new E class is incredibly ugly; this will be no different. Mercedes only makes two attractive cars: the C and the CL. I expect the next 5 series to be the winner of the next gen midsizers. I like Audi's more than beemers, but something tells me Audi will nail in the A8 and sorta flub the A6.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i agree the c and cl are attractive, but i do find the new sl, particularly in amg form, quite attractive.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I have to agree. Even the SL has gotten funky with the angular nose job attached to an otherwise sexy body. I like every other generation of the E-class. The 80s/early 90s soap bar evolved nicely, the bug-eyed late 90s version was a mix-match of ovals and planes, and the current model sorted things out beautifully until Mercedes added that angular grille with extra chrome. Maybe we can look forward to a winner with the 2016 E-class.

        How can the rear windows on the convertible retract in one piece while the coupe requires an awkward divider? I guess this would have required a thicker C-pillar on the coupe, but I would rather see different proportions on the greenhouse than that weird little window. Mercedes are not supposed to be about compromising.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it's as ugly as the sedan, it will sell like hotcakes because of the name.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "E-Class Cabrio is expected to hit the dealerships end of this summer and should offer strong competition to Audi A5/S5 Cabrio."

      uh... how 'bout no?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah... no.
      • 5 Years Ago
      fat and nasty. all the discordant creases and bumps and awkward cutlines make it look like Britney and Lindsey have already test driven it. what a mess.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They should open up in Doha, Qatar. One of the world's strongest currencies in the world (pegged to the dollar), the richest country in the world, one of the best GP courses which is now being expanded for the F1, exclusive destination with projects like 'The Pearl', Entertainment city, Energy city, Education City etc... (see Qatar mega projects on youtube). Also a stone throw from Dubai.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sometimes a convertible can make the lines of a couple look better. So far, the new E-Class cabrio still looks just as ugly as the coupe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is wrong with you guys? That thing is HOT. Sign me up!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hell yeah !!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ur mom is HOT, sign me up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Way to many body and cut lines. It looks like the only tool they had to design it was a ruler.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh, and I guess it is official. Acura and Mercedes are in a war to see who can make the most angular car.
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